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Channeled Message from Saint Valentine – February 2016

Yves Saint Laurent Valentine's Stamp with a woman's profile on a green heart.

Saint Laurent Maxicard French Stamps – by fanfreluche_designs, CC License

Happy February!  

In honor of Valentine’s Day on February 14th, I thought it would be fun to channel Saint Valentine of Rome to see what he thinks us 21st Century folks should know about love and relationships. While the Catholic liturgical calendar only has him listed as a local saint (according to Wikipedia), we all know better! Here’s what he has to say for Valentine’s Day 2016:

Channeled Message from Saint Valentine

What can you do with your hands this February to show love? My hands shared the power of Christ’s love and were able to heal persons with epilepsy. That was my miracle. But that doesn’t mean that you don’t have miracles in you, too.

You lead much busier lives than we did when I lived on earth and was trying to help those around me. I didn’t intend to become a saint—it just happened after the fact, like it did to so many others.   While the mysteries, the how-to of metaphysical healing combines love and skill, there are so many ways you can harness the positive power of love not just in the time you are in, but throughout the year and over time.

Illuminated latin manuscript page on vellum.

Saint Valentine. Illumination from the “Passionary of Weissenau,” Bodmer Foundation, Switzerland. Via Wikimedia Commons.

Love isn’t something to just throw a lot of attention to on one day of the year, like the whole promotion of my day on the calendar as a day of love. It builds up false expectations and doesn’t allow you to delve deep into your relationships. If you expect to throw a lot of attention and care to your partner on Valentine’s Day and then back off for six months, you’ll be left with a dead plant on the windowsill.

What I mean is that Love is to be nurtured and tended, like a plant. Some relationships are like weeds—you are immediately kindred spirits and you grow together, wild and crazy and shoot up in no time at all. You don’t have to give them plant food or even bother watering them—they thrive no matter the circumstance. You could pull up those weeds in the corner of your garden and come back in a month—and see them shooting up again, taking another stab at a garden takeover!

Other relationships are like tending a cactus.   It might be prickly on the outside, but there’s a lot more to the cactus than you once thought. Once you know its nature, there is life-sustaining water on the inside. It could save your life on a hot, dry desert day. That cactus can be around for the long haul and even eventually flower if you take the time to tend to it.

Colorful hearts with two snakes entwined to make one layer of the heart.

Saint Laurent Maxicard French Stamp. By fanfreluche_designs, CC License.

And some other relationships are like the oak tree and Spanish moss…or hawthorn and mistletoe—one cannot live without the other. This can be good or bad. Good if the two plants constantly replenish and sustain each other—or terrible if the Spanish moss/mistletoe takes over.

Sometimes, you can be drawn to what you think will be a beautiful plant, a beautiful relationship. But like anything worth having—like that rare orchid or collection of African violets on your desk, or even a country rose—they need tending. Sure, you can bring home some cut flowers from the grocery store, but they will be overpriced and dead in a week. But it’s best to learn about the nature of the plant. Do they thrive best in sun or shade? Do they need extra nitrogen or plant food? Are they happier indoors or outdoors? Do they need to ever be pruned? Then, by learning about the plant’s needs, we learn to care for it over the years. We get satisfaction in how it grows and blesses us.

two vellum pages that are illuminated and in Latin

Saint Vincent & Saint Valentine, from the “Hours of Catherine of Cleves (c.1440). By cea+, CC License

However, you can’t go and buy a rosebush, bring it home, and expect it to become a sunflower, or a daisy, or an orchid. You get what you buy. And if you decide that you hate the smell of roses, or your skin is inflamed from getting pricked by its thorns, or you just don’t have enough sun in your yard to care for it, then it’s best to pass the plant along to someone who will love and tend and care for it. And these days, people are learning a lot about relationships. They may need to have more than one longstanding partnership to learn what they need to in this lifetime. So, you may look back over your life and see that you ended up with a garden full of plants, with all different types of relationships.

And just because you’re a sunflower, it doesn’t mean your children will be sunflowers, too. They might be Gerbera daisies, or bluebells.

But you might say, “Saint Valentine, there’s no way I could grow a plant, much less a garden. I don’t have a green thumb!” I’ve heard it time, and time, and time again—and I’ve seen it through the souls over the centuries that light candles at my feet. They are unhappy. They ask me for this person or that person. And then, if they get the person they want, they ask me to change them, like magically changing a cactus into a papaya. Or they’re annoyed that their whole life has been taken over, like bamboo.

But let me tell you this. All of you. All of you have the talent and the capacity for love. You are blessed with the opportunity to love while you’re here on Earth. But it’s your choice. And yes, some people have been “born with a green thumb,” while others have to put in more work to learn how to garden. But no matter what, you are all loveable. You are all capable. It’s about the choices you make on how you spend your time.   EVERYone can have a beautiful garden. So can you, if you choose to.

So instead of buying chalky candy in honor of my day, strew rose petals at your love’s bedside, so that they awake and follow a path of joy to you. May you have every joy and blessing on my saint’s day this and every February.

Ladybug hearts

Saint Laurent Maxicard French Stamps. By fanfreluche_designs, CC License.

Your January 2016 Tarot Reading!

 

6 tarot cards and 2 crystals on a colorful background.

Top Row CLUES: 3 of Cups – 2 of Swords – Page of Cups. Bottom Row JANUARY Beginning-Middle-End: 10 of Cups – Page of Pentacles – 7 of Pentacles

Your Message for January 2016

Spirit guided me to this layout with six cards in two rows. The BOTTOM row shows the prediction for the beginning, middle, and end of January 2016. The TOP row shows the challenges to this energy—what we’ll all need to process as we move through each part of the month. It zig-zags!

With this month being the beginning of a new year, a new start, it’s time to try some new types of tarot horoscopes and such. If you are reading this page, it means that this reading is for you! This is the energy that’s prevailing right now for YOU in January 2016.

Christine channeled this January 2016 reading using the Morgan-Greer tarot. It’s a shift in physical perspective from the original and created by one of the greats in tarot studies, Mary K. Greer.

Beginning of January (Lower Left) – 10 of Cups

Beginning of January - 10 of Cups

Beginning of January – 10 of Cups

The possibility of Bliss. We’re all coming off of the glow of the holidays. It’s a time to continue to enjoy family and friends. If there are old friends or extended family you haven’t been in touch with, this is a good time to reach out to them. It’s also a good time to go out on the town or take active steps to find a new relationship, if you’re currently single. If you’re coupled, this is a good time to do some reflection on your strengths as a couple—what can you do to make your partner feel more appreciated and loved? Now’s the time to take action and do it.

 

 

 

CLUE for Beginning of January (Upper Left) – 3 of Cups

Clue for the Beginning of January: 3 of Cups

Clue for the Beginning of January: 3 of Cups

Romance, Community (two separate keywords). So, if you weren’t sure you should be concentrating on your emotional health and well-being and your relationships, this card is a clue to do just that. It’s a time to reach out to your community, to start making new friends if you want them. It’s a reminder that we are emotionally fed by our relationships and if there’s any way to do so, do this in person or on the phone, instead of being sucked behind the walls of the internet, social media, and texting. Know that you are valued at every age and stage of life: Maiden – Mother – Wise Woman; or Youth – Warrior – Wise One.

 

 

 

Mid-January (Lower Middle) – Page of Pentacles

Mid-January - Page of Pentacles

Mid-January – Page of Pentacles

This Page will deliver you new information about your finances, job, or creative life. Maybe you’re getting ready to gather your W-2s to do your taxes, and things will suddenly come into focus. Or you’re ready to start a new creative project. The important thing here is to review the information and then make a decision about what will be your next move. Because of Mercury being in retrograde form about the 5-25th of January, your strength will be found inwards—in yourself, your body, and trusting your gut. So, take the facts, and then ask your gut what to do. Don’t rush things if you don’t have to—for example, if you plan on making a major shift in direction, wait until the end of the month.

 

 

CLUE for Mid-January (Upper Middle) – 2 of Swords

Mid-January - Page of Pentacles

CLUE for Mid-January – 2 of Swords

Ah, the 2 of Swords. This card shows up for Spirit to let us know that we are our own worst enemy – but we’re actually FREE. The woman with the swords is blindfolded, but she’s unbound. She’s chosen to appear bound and blind to herself–and to those around her. We get to choose to put the swords down, untie the blindfold, and go on to something new.

With Mercury in retrograde mid-January, be kind to yourself. Don’t overthink things in any part of your life. Let your guard down. It’s time to take a big, deep, breath all the way down to your belly, hold it for 5 seconds, and slowly let it go. Have all of those messy emotions and you’ll be left with a new perspective and new outlook!

 

 

End of January (Lower Right) – 7 of Pentacles

End of January - 7 of Pentacles

End of January – 7 of Pentacles

January’s cards are all leading to this point! First, we’re basking in post-holiday bliss; then we get new information about upcoming opportunities; and finally, we start seeing some positive payout! The 7 of Pentacles for 2016 is saying that we’ve paid our dues for that thing we want. It could be a response to your college applications, or an offer of a new job, or that your health is improving because of your New Year’s resolution to go on the DASH diet for your heart.

Wherever you’ve been putting your effort—you’ll start to reap successes. It might be big, or it might just be a kernel of things to come—it really depends on where you started back in 2015. But know that more good things are coming. After Mercury Retrograde ends, that last week of January will feel like dam has burst—and that hope is coming!

CLUE for End of January (Upper Right) – Page of Cups

CLUE for the End of January - Page of Cups

CLUE for the End of January – Page of Cups

Again, Spirit sends us the Page when we’re ready to move to a new level. We already have a Page for mid-January and here’s our second Page for the end of the month. The Page of Cups says we’ll all be at a new level of emotion and spirituality. It may feel a bit strange. That’s okay. We will be used to these changes by March or April.

Knowing what you want out of your relationships is key. What makes a good friend to you? What qualities are needed for your team to get along at work? What behaviors are acceptable and unacceptable in those around you? Your heart is overflowing, and it will be time to sift through this information. The people around you will tell you who they are through their actions and emotions. LISTEN to them.

It’s time to look at the payout you’re seeing with 7 of Pentacles and think—who do I want with me to enjoy this bounty? Who do I want with me for this new phase of life? Make sure your Tribe is one of the heart.

If you’re looking for a new relationship, you need to persevere and act on the dating information that is coming your way. (You also need to make a top 10 list of positive attributes for your partner and a list of 3 deal breakers and have it in place by January 23rd.)

If you’re partnered, make sure your partner knows that you love them. Wear your heart on your sleeve, and tell them how you feel – don’t make them have to ask, or guess. If you’re the silent type, this is a good time for one of those grand gestures—have fun!

January Overview

You are in for a wild and fun ride in January 2016. Opportunities abound. While many people get caught up in the negative parts of Mercury Retrograde (January 5-25) it is a good time for self-reflection and getting in touch with your feelings. It’s a time to re-examine your beliefs and discard the beliefs you hold that you don’t want in your life anymore. It’s a good time to get rid of negativity and self-defeating beliefs, too.

You really could not ask for a better outcome this January—Spirit says that you’re deserving of a joyous personal life and that they want to give you those things you’ve been working and wishing and waiting for. So go out and get it!

Happy 2016, and may every joy come to you this year!

Bright Blessings, Christine

Orgone Generator surrounded by 6 stones (clockwise, starting at 12 o'clock): Blue Calcite, Quartz Sphere, Pipestone, Purpurite, Quartz Skull, Black Tourmaline.

Orgone Generator surrounded by 6 stones (clockwise, starting at 12 o’clock): Blue Calcite, Quartz Sphere, Pipestone, Purpurite, Quartz Skull, Black Tourmaline.